The Promises of Emerging Technology
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST
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Emerging technology promises to give US theater commanders the ability to destroy enemy aircraft on the ground. The Air Forces current doctrine, and predictive studies are unanimous - destroying enemy aircraft on the ground is the most effective method of achieving the control of the air essential to military victory. The integrated offensive and defensive counterair campaign advocated by Air Force doctrine - including air base attacks to destroy the enemys aircraft at his main operating bases and alternate airfields - can quickly provide the control of the air essential to victory. The Air Force must use available C3 networks and the flexibility inherent in current and future fighter aircraft and munitions to complement the Air Base Attack air tasking order cycle. Because we will fight as we train, it is essential that combatant commands practice executing sequential ABA campaigns. To deter conflict or fight and win, the Air Force must use every capability we have today and use those capabilities emerging technology promises for tomorrow to execute its proven doctrine.
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